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Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda

Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park the most scenic and popular National Park in Uganda for outstanding Wildlife, a good bird watching destination with over 550 species of Birds.

Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Park entry fees are 40$ for 24 hours per person.

Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Tourist attractions include;  Kazinga Channel, Kyambura Godge, Ishasha Tree climbing lions, Katwe salt works, Kasenyi plains, Lion research tracking,  Crater lakes, the Equator, Lake George, Lake Edward, Maramagambo Forest, Mweya Pennisular

Day Game drives – (both morning and evening games drives)

During the 2 hour Morning games drives and evening game drives, one of the Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park with a safari guide, there are chances of seeing elephants, buffaloes, lions, Leopards, Warthogs and a variety of antelopes .

Nocturnal Game drives  or Night Games drives

They are very amazing Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park, check out for predators such as lions, leopards, civet cats, genal cats and serval cats after dinner in company of Armed Game rangers.

Launch cruise / Boat cruise on Kazinga channel

The boat cruise on the Kazinga channel usually lasts for 2 hours and it gives visitors the opportunity to see a variety of yawning hippos in water, water birds, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, the Uganda-kobs, topis, water bucks, bush bucks, reed bucks, duiker, mongoose, swamp antelopes, spotted hyena, warthog, and forest hog and in difficult routes in the south.

Chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Godge

Kyambura Gorge is a home to a number of habituated Chimpanzees, Baboons and Monkeys.  The scenery within this gorge is very spectacular and there are several other mammals

Mongoose Tracking

One of the little known about Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park is Mongoose Research Tracking on the Mweya Peninsula. This is a 3-hour activity that can be done with a guide who accompanies you as you set off to the Mongoose Research Area where you can observe the banded Mongoose and learn about their habits and ways.

This is a fascinating activity and you will see other wildlife, birds along the hike as you venture along Kazinga Channel on the Mweya Peninsula.

Bird Watching – Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National park has over 550 species of birds that have actually made it a charming destination for guests that love watching birds.  During a Launch cruise along Kazinga Channel, one of the most exciting Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park, expect to see aquatic birds such as the White-faced Whistling, Spur-winged Plovers, Squacco Heron, Fish Eagle, Pink and white backed Pelicans, Long tailed Cormorants, African Jacana, Yellow backed Weavers, open-billed Stork, Water-Thick knee, Pied kingfishers, Wattled Plovers, the Black Crake and the Knob-billed Ducks.

Prominent species include the malachite, black-ramped buttonquail, Collard Pranticles, papyrus canary, verreauv’s eagle-owl, black bee-eater, squacco heron, African fish eagle, swamp fly-catcher, long-tailed cormorants, Martial Eagle, Black- rumped Buttonquail African Skimmer, White winged terns, White-winged Warbler, shoebill, African skimmer, Verreaux’s Eagle-owl, Grey-headed kingfisher, papyrus gonolek, Papyrus Canary, and the thin-tailed Nightjars; these are normally also heard in the morning echoing in the tree branches

Lake Katwe Salt

Lake Katwe is famous for its salt and it’s acknowledged to be Uganda’s ancient industry. Salt is got from the lake by use of desertion beds and the process is still carried on up to date by the locals.

Lion Research Tracking

Each morning or late afternoon you can take part in a Lion Tracking Research Experience in Queen Elizabeth Park, these tracking times last between one to three hours and are done twice a day and tracks lions who have radio-collars attached to them. You will be with researchers and learn the habits of the Lions in Queen Elizabeth Park.

Maramagambo Forest

Maramagabo Forest has got a number of Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park and the forest is good for bird watching, with a Bat Cave Trail that leads you to a Bat Cave viewing area from which homes pythons. The blue lake is also scenic.

 Ishasha Tree Climbing Lions

Games drive in Ishasha sector rewards a sight of Ishasha’s most famous Tree climbing lions along the path lounging in the branches while keeping a close eye on the herds of Uganda Kob. It is also home to many buffaloes and elephants as well as the rare shoe bill stork.


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